Mirassol Futebol Clube

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Full name Mirassol Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Leão da Alta Araraquense (Araraquense Highway Lion)
Founded 1925
Ground Municipal José Maria de Campos Maia
Ground Capacity 14,534
Chairman Edson Antonio Ermenegildo
Manager Moisés Egert
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série D
2011 Série D, 6th

Mirassol Futebol Clube, usually known simply as Mirassol is a Brazilian football club from Mirassol, São Paulo state.

History[edit]

On November 9, 1925, the club was founded [1] as Mirassol Esporte Clube.[2]

In 1960, another club was founded in the same city, Grêmio Recreação Esporte Cultura Mirassol. Both clubs became rivals until 1963, when they were playing in São Paulo State Championship Third Level.[2]

In 1964, Mirassol Esporte Clube and Grêmio Recreação Esporte Cultura Mirassol (usually nicknamed GREC) fused, and the new club was named Mirassol Atlético Clube.[2]

In 1982, Mirassol Atlético Clube folded, and the club was then renamed to Mirassol Futebol Clube.[3]

In 1997, Mirassol won its first title, the São Paulo State Championship Third Level, beating União Barbarense, Olímpia, and São Caetano in the final four group stage.[4]

In 2007, the club finished in second in its group in the São Paulo State Second Level semifinal stage, thus being promoted for the first time in club's history to São Paulo State Championship Top Level.[5]

Achievements[edit]

Stadium[edit]

The club's home matches are usually played at Municipal José Maria de Campos Maia stadium,[6] which has a maximum capacity of 14,534 people.[7]

Club colors, mascot and nickname[edit]

Mirassol's colors are yellow and green.[6]

The club's mascot is a lion.[3]

Leãozinho, meaning Little Lion, is Mirassol's nickname.[2]

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Veloso
Brazil GK Rafael
Brazil GK Marcos
Brazil DF Matheus
Brazil DF Alex Silva
Brazil DF Eric
Brazil DF Alex Flávio (on loan from Cruzeiro)
Brazil DF Diogo Henrique
Brazil MF Wendel
Brazil MF Gilsinho
Brazil MF Lucas
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Lucas
Brazil MF Romarinho
Brazil MF Arnaldo
Brazil MF Roberto Jacaré
Brazil MF Luiz Fernando (on loan from Cruzeiro)
Brazil MF Leandro
Brazil MF Victor
Brazil FW Serginho
Brazil FW Wellington
Germany FW Tiago Fernandes Cavalcanti
Brazil FW Henrique Dias

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Portuguese) Mirassol Futebol Clube at Arquivo de Clubes
  2. ^ a b c d Especial Placar – 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.
  3. ^ a b Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  4. ^ 1997 Campeonato Paulista Third Level at RSSSF
  5. ^ (in Portuguese) Guarani e Mirassol conquistam acesso à Série A do Paulista – Folha Online
  6. ^ a b (in Portuguese) Mirassol Futebol Clube at Times Brasileiros
  7. ^ (in Portuguese) Estádio Municipal José Maria de Campos Maia at Templos do Futebol

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